Asia

Sex work organisation in the global south

Sex workers protest in India

An overview by Gregor Gall of sex workers' organising and unionisation efforts in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The art of not being governed: an anarchist history of upland southeast Asia

Map of Zomia

A book-length anthropological and historical study of the Zomia highlands of Southeast Asia by James C. Scott, first published in 2009.

Domination and the arts of resistance: Hidden Transcripts – James C. Scott

Cover of Domination and the arts of resistance – James C. Scott

In this book, renowned social scientist James C. Scott offers a penetrating discussion both of the public roles played by the powerful and powerless and the mocking, vengeful tone they display off stage—what he terms their public and hidden transcripts.

The American Peace Corps: volunteers for free enterprise [extended]

Originally post on "Reflections on a Revolution"

Like many Americans, I knew very little about the workings of the American Peace Corps. It wasn’t until I met a starry eyed graduate in Bangkok, Thailand who could only wax poetics about helping the poor set up businesses and take out micro-loans, that I felt I needed to know more.

On the path to a service economy made In post-China™ - Ashok Kumar and Alex Gawenda

Article on the diminishing growth both in the East and the West and the running out of spatial fixes.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (July 2012)

Residents of Qidong occupy a government building to protest pollution

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during July 2012 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.

Return to work at Ashulia

Garment workers resume work with issues unresolved...

Resistance is high; garment workers force shutdown in 350 factories

Ashulia barricade - June 2012

The resurgence of unrest in the Bangladeshi garment sector continues with over 500,000 workers now locked out in Ashulia...

Return of the repressed; new days of rage for garment workers - and the disappeared...

Ashulia factory fired - May 2012

After a long period of relative quiet, workers are again taking mass action in the Bangladeshi garment industry. Also; some comments on the recent wave of political 'disappearances'.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (April 2012)

A protester for political reform returns tear gas to police in Kuala Lumpur

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during April 2012 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.